Disabled Students' Allowance

Disabled Students' Allowance

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) provides financial support to students with on-going health conditions, mental health conditions and SpLD’ s to help meet the additional costs that may be incurred when utilising support from the institution.

The amount awarded to individual students depends on the type of support that the student has been identified as a necessary adjustment outlined in their Access Report.

The DSA may be used for:

  • Specialist equipment (Dictaphone, laptop, software)
  • Non-Medical helpers (notetakers, facilitators, specialist tutor)
  • Travel costs
  • General allowance (consumables)

Early application is essential to ensure that students support is in place at the beginning of their course and continued throughout the academic year.